|Leonard J. Paul - The Corporation Soundtrack [kpu101] - Leonard J. Paul|
Our final release of 2006 is the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for the award-winning Canadian documentary The Corporation, produced by Canadian composer Leonard J. Paul. This is the original music soundtrack plus extra pieces, totaling 28 tracks for the release. It also comes w/ artwork and full liner notes from Leonard himself. This is a huge release for us, and we're very proud to be able to offer it at Kikapu...
Downloads: 48,718 (2 reviews)
|V/A - Wein, Weib und Gesang [kpu072] - V/A|
Our largest and most ambitious release to date, "Wein, Weib und Gesang" is a focus on experimental and ambient-styled electronics, with tracks from a group of some of the most remarkable musicians around. Some of these faces are new to Kikapu, while some have previously released here a number of times. The title is an old German saying that is loosely translated as "wine, women and songs...all you need to be happy in life." Seeing as this release clocks in at nearly five hours in length, these s...
Downloads: 86,413 (5 reviews)
|V/A - Kikapu Gold Standard [kpu050] - v/a|
This compilation disc was originally released in the fall of 2003, and went out of print in early 2005. Since this release was a big giant 'thank you' to all of the wonderful artists we've met along the way of this site's inception and many variations, we thought now that the actual cd's have sold out we should make it available for free downloads. So thanks especially to all of you who bought the cd originally, and for those of you who are hearing it now for the first time, please enjoy.
Keywords: Electro, IDM, Experimental
|sieve - pain scale [kpu098] - sieve|
The third(!)EP from Sieve is now available just in time for the dark, cold nights of the autumn and winter seasons. Seven more tracks of brutal dub-step and industrial mayhem, this one pounces on you and doesn't let go.
Downloads: 2,430 (1 review)
|evan valentine - sinister device [kpu103] - evan valentine|
file under: idm, breakbeats, rocking out Happy Valentine's Day from Kikapu! Since we love you so much, we have a special present for you today: a new full-length album from none other than Evan Valentine himself! It's called 'sinister device' and this album is a masterwork of tight breakbeats and IDM stylings. It's been sitting on the shelf for awhile, and it's debut is long overdue. Thanks to E. Valentine for the wonderful release and remember that we heart you...
Keywords: IDM; Breakbeats
|roto visage - la muse cachée [kpu099] - roto visage|
file under: dark ambience, elegance, density roto visage returns with another incredible full-length of dark, experimental ambience, titled la muse cachée. For this, our 99th release, roto visage takes you into the darkest recesses of your mind, and won't let go. Really fantastic stuff, frightening at times, serene at others. This is a must-listen.
Keywords: dark ambient; experimental
|MonoCulture - Real Anarchists Cross With The Light [kpu081] - MonoCulture|
Hippocamp alumnus MonoCulture, who goes by the name of Nick Eymann in the non-digital world, is known around the net.label scene for his amazing production values interwoven with some of the tightest rhythm work and most superb melodies ever heard in the IDM genre. MonoCulture definitely doesn't disappoint on this long-tracker EP; the remarkable use of vocal samples and granulized ambiences along with the aformentioned elements brings MonoCulture's output to a whole new level.
Keywords: Electro, IDM, Experimental
Downloads: 17,105 (1 review)
|Jizzello - The Epoch EP [kpu002] - Jizzello|
Distorted techno breaks, dirty south-influenced electro-hop, and chirpy down tempo.
|Eric Laurence - Broken Vision [kpu054] - Eric Laurence|
A new concise sixteen minute EP comes down from the rolling pastures of Illinois in the form of this new collection of tracks by the unofficial Kikapu tour manager, Eric Laurence. Mr. Laurence has been here since the beginning, and he keeps coming back to throw more sample-laden tracks at our faithful listeners. The first and third cuts of this EP are aural soundscapes featuring beautifully haunting vocal samples from a Russian vocalist, while the second and fourth tracks are more straight-ahea...
Downloads: 6,247 (1 review)
|butterbox - echo's answer [kpu096] - butterbox|
The debut from Brazil's butterbox is one of the most truly enjoyable releases you'll ever have the pleasure of soaking in. During the initial listen, the acoustic guitar is what will stick out the most, looping through sections that are gently fighting the piano melodies. But on further repeats, the subtle layers of rhythm and ambiences will begin to stick out their heads, and the emotion of this singular artist will finally sink in...
Keywords: ambient; acoustic
Downloads: 4,096 (1 review)
|Paiyatuma - Arriving at Night in Ithaca [kpu114] - Paiyatuma|
“Arriving At Night In Ithaca” chronicles an imaginary nocturnal sea journey – imagine you are the sailor Ulysses, coming home after many years of travel. Wind instruments such as the bottle and flute play predominant roles in the composition, and no synthesizers were used, to emphasize its timeless qualities. “Paiyatuma” is a wind instrument project of Thomas Park and Shane Morris. The duo incorporate a variety of wind instruments including trombone, flute, and found sounds such as bot...
Downloads: 1,731 (2 reviews)
|Jenglander - Jenglander EP [kpu045] - Jenglander|
You may know Alexey Devyanin from his past releases as Stud. You may also know Brandon Reid Huey from his past releases as Crashed By Car and Red Lines. Last year the two joined up electronically via the wonderful communicative lines of the world wide interweb and collaborated on a five-track EP, presented here under the Jenglander moniker. A mellow collection of melodic electronica, these tracks take on a life of their own, while still representing each artist's respective solo work...
|Craque - Live on WNUR [kpu014] - Craque|
John Cage once remarked that viewing cracks in a sidewalk interested him as art. The subtexts of a living play. Here to translate the empty spaces: Craque. Recorded live from an improv session on Chicago's WNUR on June 24, 2002; amplified objects and acoustic phenomenon, sampling cross-sections through a block of wood. Listen deeply. Electronic.
|Gen_Des_Com - Ready State Machinery [kpu007] - Gen_Des_com|
Welcome to the exhibition, folks. The General Design Commission, aka Gen_Des_Com, aka Red Antenna label-head James Reeves, seeks the clicks of the office, the clangs of the factory, and occasional moments of diplomatic melody. The rationality of his new EP has a seductiveness that operates as a kind of subterfuge, threatening to obscure the human cost of industrialization. Or so they say.
|notech - Cold Hands [kpu059] - notech|
notech is one of those rare artists who can easily master any genre of music they put their minds to. This is evident through the massive discography he has collected on his own Basement Boy label and his extremely spastic live sets. But for this release, notech settles things down a bit and puts the focus of this EP on the electric guitar, and each song here is full of emotion, depth, and intensity...
|Autistici - A Moment Of Incidentals [kpu064] - autistici|
This rather elaborate EP from autistici rolls just over the half-hour mark, and could really be considered to be one massive piece of the avant-garde. A convincing mix of dark ambient, glitch, drone, and experimentalism that would be impossible to pigeonhole into any single genre, other than the one autistici has created for himself. Perfect for some intense headphone listening, late nights, and the like; we're blown away from these new pieces and hope that you enjoy them just as much as we do.
Downloads: 4,322 (1 review)
|Chiang Mai - Love It - Chiang Mai|
We've got another great mix here from Chiang Mai for your listening pleasure. While his last mix was all techno, this one is very much focused on hip-hop, footwork, juke, and just general bass music. Quite amazing really, the mix of styles in this, and it is a hell of a lot of fun too. Again, no tracklist here, but we recognize some Waka Flocka Flame, Jonwayne, Philip D. Kick, Flying Lotus and De La Soul...
Keywords: dj mix; hip-hop; juke; footwork; bass; instrumental; kikapu
|Telegraphy - 0 dbm - Telegraphy|
Experimentations in sounds of shortwave. 0 dBm is a concept E.P. from Detroit producer Telegraphy (Richard Sudney). The concept being, combining in real time, audio of shortwave signals from which a vintage vacuum tube communications receiver is used as a back drop for Telegraphy's minimal dub'ed sound-scapes. This receiver, with it's etheric property's not found in today's solid state electronics, captures outer worldly tonalities and energies...
|Leenak and Makunouchi Bento - Miopedi [kpu046] - Leenak and Makunouchi Bento|
Our second collaborative project in as many releases, Miopedi is more of a split release that was planned and conceived in a collaborative fashion, rather than the usual joint EP. Hence the tracks being mixed up by the two artists. You might recognize Leenak (aka Kaneel) from a previous Kikapu single and releases on a multitude of labels such as Camomille. The duo Makunouchi Bento has been seen all over the internet as of late, with a plethora of releases on various net.labels...
|Vagskal - Crossroads [kpu032] - Vagskal|
Hailing from southern Sweden, one-man project VÃ¤gskÃ¤l likes his music abstract with some aggressive basslines and faint melodies. Whether sampling old analogue drum machines or his math class, VÃ¤gskÃ¤l keeps things ever changing and morphing into new sounds. Experimental, dark ambient, abstract - any of these terms work in describing his sound; only one song on this EP constitutes having a constant breakbeat, while the others drop you head-first into waves of droning soundscapes...
Downloads: 2,277 (1 review)
|Winnie The Shit - Easy [kpu105] - Winnie The Shit|
file under: dubstep techno, breakbeats, more fun than should be legally possible Today marks the return of the one and only Winnie The Shit! And he's dropping a full-length album no less! His new album is entitled 'Easy' and is a bit of a more subdued affair than his previous release with us. This new one is at times more mellow, with a heavy focus on dubstep and techno, all while keeping it's eyes squared fixedly on insanely wonderful breakbeats...
Keywords: dubstep; techno; breakbeat; drum n' bass; drill n' bass; mellow; down tempo
Downloads: 7,829 (2 reviews)
|Stryph - No Rush EP [kpu020] - Stryph|
Niklas Winde has produced exclusively for Kikapu a magnificent EP of original tracks. Everything here has a kind of 'old-school analog' vibe to it. You'll see what we mean. These tracks delve into what we here at Kikapu like to call the 'glory years' of techno - somewhere in the time period of the late 80's and early 90's. Experiments ranging from techno to minimalistics to electro make up this diversified release...
|Algorhythm - The Subtexts EP [kpu060] - algorhythm|
Straight from the jungles of Panama comes this recent EP from Ohio native Joel MacClellan, aka algorhythm. algorhythm is part of the core Kikapu collective and has been around these parts before, in the form of his contingency ep - which was a split mp3/cd release between ourselves and No Logo Records, as well as various compilation appearances. For his latest effort, algorhythm has compiled a collection of tracks that are dark, brooding, and riding the edge between dark ambient and some sort of...
|Veem - The Return [kpu106] - Veem|
file under: analogue ambient, modular mayhem, deep space journey Our latest release comes from old-schooler Veem, aptly titled 'The Return.' Eight tracks of deep analogue pads mixed w/ modular fun, it harkens back to Veem's previous work with us; at times dark yet overall uplifting and pulling you up into the cosmos.
Keywords: ambient; electronic; analog; modular; synth; space; dark ambient
Downloads: 5,669 (1 review)
|Roto Visage - La coquille et le clergyman [kpu111]|
The sounds of Roto Visage seep into the celluloid and flicker with the moving images of what has been argued as being the first surrealist film, Antonin Artaud and Germaine Dulac's La coquille et le clergyman (The Seashell and the Clergyman, 1928). Implementing a phantasmagorical approach towards construction, a boundless number of sound sources and arrangement techniques were fused together to create this soundtrack...
|Mystified and Dan Minoza - The Pipers of Pluto [kpu113] - Mystified and Dan Minoza|
"The Pipers Of Pluto" is, in part, a collaboration. The longest tracks, the second and last, were created organically from long source sounds supplied by guitarist/musician Dan Minoza. The first track is a short acoustic piece by mystified. Other tracks are also by mystified - one uses only a kazoo as a basis, while the other use a simple nose flute as its only source. Don't let the use of kazoo and nose flute deter you! "Pipers" presents an intense, dark, shifting experience - the musicianship ...
|Pocka - There's No Business LIke Propa' Rungleclotted Mashup Bizznizz [kpumix004] - Pocka|
Downloads: 206 (1 review)
|adcBicycle - EP [kpu094] - adcBicycle|
One of our most intricately stunning releases to date, the debut EP from Canada's adcBicycle is nothing short of astonishing; a joining of what seems like hundreds of various samples - from vocals to instruments to field recordings - and intensely complex, live instrumentation and improvisation lead to one of the most incomparable and original albums ever recorded. The pure genius and musicianship of the artist reaches out of every tune to wave a big smiling hello to every single listener...
Keywords: idm; electronic; post-rock
Downloads: 24,779 (6 reviews)
|Red Lines - Fear of Human Contact [kpu015] - Red Lines|
Brandon Reid Huey offers some music to accompany an image of Isao Yamada and the 50-metre transmission tower he maintains on 12 square miles of desert for unknown reasons. This single is a preview of his upcoming full-length.
|Kikapu Podcast 005|
This podcast features tracks from Bubblegone's new album, 'Somewhere Between Summer and Winter.'
Keywords: podcast, electronica, ambient
|Winnie The Shit - Hand Driven Episode [kpu077] - Winnie The Shit|
Our old buddy Matty Kraps was kind enough to make a detour from his regularly scheduled programming to lend us an ear to a new take on electronics, under his Winnie The Shit moniker. This album is packed to the brim with 303 lines, hardcore riddims, and some of the heaviest bowel-jarring sub bass known to man. Everything here is overflowing with energy, abrasiveness, bordering on hardcore techno but still keeping it's foot firmly planted in good old, fun dance music...
|space plans - we'reearthlings.let'sblowupearththings [kpu067] - space plans|
We're taking a big leap forward today into a slightly new and different realm of sound for Kikapu, with the debut release from Nashville's favorite legolomaniacs space plans. The band consists of three professional studio-geeks and knob-twiddlers, those being Kyleen King, Dave Jones, and Brion Bergstrom; and all three of them basically handle all of the different elements herein, whether they be guitar, bass, drums, synths, or vocals...
Downloads: 2,204 (1 review)
|Chiang Mai - Orbis Tertius - Chiang Mai|
Chiang Mai created this amazing mix of techno for us, keeping it often minimal and dark. The only info provided for this mix is that "tracklists are for chumps," but on listening to the mix, we know that things start and end bright with some WNY tracks, but it gets dark and bass-heavy in the middle...there is some Andy Stott in there, to give it some perspective. It really is a great slice of techno and should immediately be downloaded and placed on repeat.
|Eric Laurence - One [kpu008] - Eric Laurence|
We are showcasing American electronic talent Eric Laurence as our eighth release here at Kikapu, and with this EP Eric shows us what he is all about - smooth, ethereal melodies interlaced with sleek drum programming and a heavy dose of cut-up samples; much akin to our first release by cellular. While busy with other projects, including starting up his own record label, Eric was kind enough to share these new tracks with all of you...
|Dub Jay - Perfectly Ordinary Recorded Noise [kpu076] - Dub Jay|
It's been over a year and twenty releases since we've had the pleasure of offering new material from Ohio-native Dub Jay, but the man himself is back with another four-track EP of genre-defying music that will take your breath away. Utilizing obscure source material, Dub Jay has accomplished yet again what he did earlier with his first two Kikapu EP's, Mai EP and Songs For A Room, which is to take a style of music and perfectly re-familiarize his audience with what is possible to achieve within ...
Downloads: 2,648 (1 review)
|Stud - I Saw The Future [kpu093] - Stud|
Longtime Kikapu collaborator and friend Alexey Devyanin, otherwise known as Stud and one half of the well-known group Gultskra Artikler, has returned after a lengthy sojourn with an incredible new EP that is as far away from his previous releases as one could possibly imagine. I guess someone can only create pretty, organic IDM and electronics for so long before an artist has to break out of the mold with new tracks that are bristling with an intensity otherwise unparalleled...
Keywords: idm; drill n' bass
|v/a - coloured lights [kpu078] - v/a|
The long-awaited companion piece to 'lights,' the first release from souns, is now here. 'coloured lights' is a collection of remixes of original material from 'lights,' re-interpreted by a number of amazing artists from around the globe. While many of the artists who supplied remixes for this project are based in souns' city of Vancouver, BC, artists from the US, Europe, and even China are represented here, with most of the faces new to Kikapu...
|William S. Braintree - "..." [kpu082] - William S. Braintree|
Here lies William S. Braintree's debut Kikapu release, and the man definitely brings the goods in the form of some heavy bass and breaks, and the skitterish IDM sound we've always loved. And even pretty piano melodies, all wrapped around the most samples ever heard on a single album. Seriously.
Keywords: Electro, IDM, Experimental
|souns - scenarios for the real self [kpu085] - souns|
'scenarios for the real self' was originally released on breaking tension music some time in 2003. it was the ninth release for breaking tension music, limited edition with homemade packaging, made available at one of the first 'environments' events (live ambient series, vancouver, bc). all of the material was created using an ATARI computer, AKAI S950 sampler, YAMAHA FX500 guitar effects unit and a YAMAHA MD8 multi-track recorder...
Keywords: Electro, IDM, Experimental
|WNY - 108 Suns - WNY|
You know WNY. Don’t pretend like you don’t. WNY has been a friend to Kikapu for nearly a decade, and has released some of our most highly-revered albums to date. You may remember him from past releases under different aliases such as Spark and Winnie the Shit. Ring a bell? That’s right…I knew you would remember. For his latest EP release, WNY continues down his path of hardware and synth-driven electronics, skittering along the edge of true acid jams at times...
|William Fields - The Ruby-Leif [kpu108] - William Fields|
file under: warm and melodic electronics, experimental compositions, beautiful ambience We have here an amazing new mp3 release from William Fields, titled 'The Ruby-Leif.' It's a 5-track EP of incredibly melodic, beautiful electronics. It harkens back to many of our older releases from past years, and is a welcome addition to our catalogue.
Keywords: ambient; idm; melodic; electronic; experimental
Downloads: 6,340 (1 review)
|raemus - Sp*m Filt_er [kpu071] - raemus|
raemus's music explores the relationship between composer and automated composition system. Using personal software created in Max/MSP, tendencies are determined, but musical details are decided by the system in a realtime improvisation. Sp*m Filt_er are a series of works that explore more melodic and harmonic relationships than previous works. Several automated players" explore similar material in different ways...
|Kino-Glaz - Fifty Year Spectacular [kpu013] - Kino-Glaz|
"You get more pulling power with Kino-Glaz - and new 1952 owner reports prove that Kino-Glaz is breaking economy records right and left! Featuring overdriven basslines and lots of clicks; pull your loads easier - at less cost - with Kino-Glaz!" The amazing Red Antenna music and design collective shines through with this EP of three new tracks and one older track freshly remixed. With hints of dub, minimal techno, and hip hop, their output is always top notch and they definitely don't disappoint ...
|Stryph - Mastering Monophonic [kpu037] - Stryph|
Niklas Winde is back again to take y'all back with his latest exclusive Kikapu release. The title says it all: these tracks take the discernable listener back to the good old days of analog drum machines and modular synthesizers. Things start off mellow and ambient, and then quickly move into 4/4 territory just begging you to get up and dance. So sit back, start up your favorite old Atari game, and kick it to the monophonic jams.
Downloads: 1,065 (1 review)
|The Strait Of Anain - The Strait Of Anain EP [kpu097] - The Strait Of Anain|
The debut release from The Strait Of Anain is a four-track EP of amazing depth and beauty; it utilizes full live instrumentation, spoken word, and vocals to perfection. Similar to some of our past releases by Matt Borghi and adcBicycle, this is another shining moment for Kikapu.
|Glomag - The Axis And The Alloy [kpu029] - Glomag|
Glomag is Chris Burke, a sound and web designer based in New York City. His first Kikapu release, "The Axis and The Alloy," is a series of fragmentations in which the original sample material is sometimes glimpsed only fleetingly, and sometimes left standing unscathed in the midst of new electronic constructions. Chris Burke's previous work with his band Glorified Magnified and his solo releases "Idioglossia" and "Oil War" were the breeding ground from which this more fragmented style emerges...
|Nick Cramer - Anti-Gravity [kpu005] - Nick Cramer|
When asked if we were interested in releasing a full album by San Francisco-based experimental musician Nick Cramer...well, it is obvious that we were quite excited at the opportunity. With the release 'Anti-Gravity', Nick takes the listener on a journey through the unknown universe, highlighted by songs of many moods and themes. Discover the beauty, danger, and mystery of space through an audio experience made for the explorer in you.
|Kikapu Podcast 006 - Winterstrand|
This podcast is an original one-hour mix from the brothers Winterstrand, featuring tracks previously released at Kikapu and other labels, as well as a slew of new and previously unreleased tracks.
|Gustav Bjorklind - Bok [kpu033] - Gustav Bjorklind|
The Swedish takeover of Kikapu continues with our latest release from Gustav BjÃ¶rklind. This release is in a bit of a different direction from what you might call a past discernable "Kikapu sound" with a definite microsound influence. Gustav claims Miles Davis, Kompakt, and coffee as an influence for these tracks, and it shows. Abstract techno with minimal clicks and cuts for breaks, these tracks are a great example of Gustav's style and a very welcome addition to the Kikapu catalogue.
|Nick Cramer - Barren [kpu010] - Nick Cramer|
We celebrate our tenth release at Kikapu by offering another gem by our official space cadet Nick Cramer. This new EP shows that Nick is consistently one step ahead of the ambient and psychedelic sound with his own brand of space music with hints of jazzy breakbeats and dreamy atmospheric pads. It appears that San Francisco really is the hub of our galaxy.